Belgian veterans lead out their latest album Vantage Point with this double-A side single.
The Architect is a catchy slice of perky funk rock with shades of Alabama 3 or Jon Spencer. It’s got a big, shouty pub rock chorus whose over-confident strut is tempered by a swirling organ, a solid immersion in Belgian New Beat and the fact that it’s about Eden Project dome designer Buckminster Fuller. By contrast Slow sounds like a B-side and not the billed double-A. It’s a decent buzzing slow-burner elevated by the appearance of The Knife’s Karin Dreijer Andersson on backing vocals.